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Native Workforce Services Program

To be eligible, a participant must be a resident of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties, over 18 years of age, member of a federally recognized tribe, unemployed or underemployed and meet U.S. Department of Labor income guidelines (
To set up an intake, contact (425) 414-0051 to make an appointment.

What is NWSP:
NWSP supports comprehensive employment and training activities, because a skilled workforce is critical to the future of our Native communities.

  • Job counseling
  • Academic counseling and assistance
  • Referrals and placement
  • Classroom training

Who is eligible:
Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are economically disadvantaged and/or unemployed

Columbia City
3712 S. Ferdinand
Seattle, WA 98118

Columbia City Station from the light rail

LINKS: These pages help both employers and workers.

Paying For College
College students: click here to find AI/AN specific scholarships.

About WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is an employment and training adult program that is funded through Department of Labor to serve federally enrolled American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) that lives in King County by increasing their education and employment skills and assisting them in earning recognized credentials to secure a living wage. 

Introducing OLS: Office of Labor Standards outreach specialist Sharlene Wong helps educate our Seattle Native American workers on minimum wage, wage theft and secure scheduling. We assist our Seattle workers to be confident in understanding the Seattle Ordinances from OLS.

VSHSL:  This grant will be assisting our King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) clients gain access and assistance for their government benefits. 

Alexsander Gladstone Bigwolf
Program Director 
[email protected] 
(206) 475-0406


Kolbi Monasmith
Program Administrator
[email protected]

Sharlene Wong
Outreach Specialist
[email protected]

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Thanks to our program sponsors: